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Things We Saw Today: T. rex Dinosaurs Couldn’t Run, So Jurassic Park Flat-Out LIED To Me

Jurassic Park was a lie!!!

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Things We Saw Today: The Updated Pirates of the Caribbean Ride’s Redhead Is Here, and She’s Spectacular

We previously reported that the Disney "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride was getting a much-needed update: the "Auction" part where chained women were available to the highest bidder was getting scrapped. Even better, the standout redhead of the scene would become a pirate herself. Now she's arrived at Disneyland Paris.

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Harry Potter Is 20 Years Old Today. It Changed My Entire Life.

Twenty years ago, a book went off like a bomb and changed everything.

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Ten Fantasy Drinking Establishments We Want to Patronize

♫Sometimes you want to go, where everybody is a mage♫

Planning a birthday party or bachelorette night? These 10 taverns, pubs, bars, inns, and other watering holes from fantasy fiction can't be beat. Sure, the barkeep might not agree to charge your phone, and Uber drivers might be few and far between, but that's all part of the fun. Join us in celebrating these 10 fantasy establishments that have us saying ''they come in pints!''

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Voldemort Gets an Origin Story in Slick-Looking Harry Potter Fan Film

We're already getting an official Potter-universe origin story through the Fantastic Beasts movies, which will soon feature Jude Law as a young Dumbledore and his interactions with Gellert Grindelwald. We still have little idea where the series will go from there, though and this fan film is stepping up to fill in some gaps in the rise of Voldemort.

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Things We Saw Today: Hillary Clinton’s Debate Prep Involved Practicing How to Dodge Trump’s Weird Hugs

Can you imagine being on the receiving end of an "unwanted Trump hug"? Please don't even try; I like you all way too much to suggest you put that image in your head. Just watch Clinton practicing maneuvering out of one.

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J.K. Rowling Should Apologize For Supporting Johnny Depp, Not Killing Snape

Hmm...

Here's a tradition we didn't ask for: J.K. Rowling apologizing for killing off characters on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts.

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All I Want for Passover Is This Harry Potter Haggadah

Yer a Moses parallel, Harry.

Passover has long been my favorite Jewish holiday. The celebration involves singing, eating, storytelling, and four required cups of wine. But Passover just got even more magical, thanks to "The Unofficial Hogwarts Haggadah."

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Things We Saw Today: Expecto Butterbeer Ice Cream

My life is essentially a lie because I've never been to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks and gotten to taste that sweet, sweet butterbeer. But now Yuengling Ice Cream has announced a new flavor fashioned after the frothy magical drink enjoyed by Harry, Ron, Hermione & Co.

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Harry Potter Electronica Drowns Out the Terrible World Around You

Expecto a sick beat.

Need an escape from the never-ending stream of scary news? Look no further than this music video that compiles sound effects and scenes from the Harry Potter movies into an electronic music extravaganza. You'll never be able to look at Severus Snape again without thinking damn that wizard can rock a drum solo.

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Let’s Check in on the Unending Twitter Feud Between J.K. Rowling and Piers Morgan

This just keeps getting better and better.

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Harry Potter’s Voldemort Fits a Little Too Well Into the New Beauty and the Beast

Hermione, no!

After her time in the Harry Potter franchise, Emma Watson is no stranger to dealing with magical beasts, but a love story with one is a bit different from her past experience. So, of course, the two had to be put together for the comedic effect, resulting in a slightly-too-perfect merging of Voldemort and the new Beauty and the Beast.

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Things We Saw Today: Aziz Ansari Turned the SNL Studio Into a Nightclub in New Promo

Aziz Ansari hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend, and here's hoping he made the whole thing look like a music video.

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Barnes and Noble Stores Are Hosting Harry Potter Yule Ball Events Next Week!

Accio cosplay!

It's been a big year for Harry Potter fans with the introduction of the series' only proper sequel on the stage with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, as well as a whole new movie franchise kicking off with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Now Barnes and Noble is getting in the spirit of both Harry Potter and the holidays with Yule Ball events!

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Is This Another Returning Villain in a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Teaser?

We're getting to the point in the Rogue One marketing blitz where we've basically seen all the footage we're going to see outside the theater, and any new details will be brief in between mostly remixed trailer fodder. One of those short bits of new material in the promotional teaser for the start of early ticket sales (now open!) seems to contain a pretty big reveal.

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Fantastic Beasts Review: A Complicated Adventure for the Potter Fans Who Finally Grew Up

4 out of 5 Wands

This latest entry to Rowling's cinematic wizarding world is a complicated mixture of whimsical fun, sweet romance, and pitiless darkness.

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[VIDEO] The Mary Sue Staff Explains Why We Love the Harry Potter Movie Adaptations

We here at The Mary Sue make no secret of our Harry Potter fandom. Almost every single one of us here on the TMS staff is a huge fan of both the books and the films, so we all decided to go through every single one of the movies and explain our favorite part of each adaptation. Why now? Well, today's the release date for Fantastic Beasts, so that's our excuse, but mostly, we just really like Harry Potter.

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J.K. Rowling Hints Dumbledore Will Be Openly Gay in Fantastic Beasts Franchise

A lot of new material has been added to the Harry Potter world after-the-fact, but there are some new bits of information that fans wish had been included in the first place. One of those is Dumbledore's sexuality—it was nice that Rowling said he was gay, but that kind of representation is way more powerful when it's more than just an out-of-universe confirmation. Rowling is now hinting we might get something more in the Fantastic Beasts movies.

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Things We Saw Today: Watch Pixar’s Cutest Little Bird Short Piper Online

Piper, the adorable Pixar short that aired before Finding Dory is now streaming online. In addition to being beautifully animated, Alan Barillaro's short about a little sandpiper also dives into overcoming fears and making friends.

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Things We Saw Today: Rogue One‘s IMAX Display Is Full of Secret Messages

The display for Rogue One in IMAX has a whole lot of text on it, and while some of the text appears to be gibberish, some of it is in Aurebesh, so there are actual translations available from fans.

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